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Torrance School Supply Drive

July 30 – August 13, 2021

The City of Torrance, Torrance Social Services Commission and Torrance Unified School District’s Building Bridges program is holding a School Supply Drive at various locations from Friday, July 30 through Friday, August 13 with a special drive up collection event on Friday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Help TUSD students experiencing homelessness so they can start the school year prepared and excited!

Donation bins will be located at:
• City Hall Lobby (3031 Torrance Blvd.)
• Permit Center (one building east of City Hall)
• Katy Geissert Civic Center Library (3301 Torrance Blvd.

The Summer Show @ PVAC

July 24 – August 21, 2021

Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce the reopening of the art galleries with three exhibitions at an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

The Summer Show features Annie Appel: The Mexico Journeys – Carmelita, and Don Crocker: Love of Place. They will be on view at the PVAC galleries through August 21, 2021 and will also be online in their entirety at http://www.pvartcenter.org.

The Summer Show is a juried all-media exhibition hosted by and open for submission only to members of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s eight active artists groups: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, The Artists Studio, and Third Dimension.

This year’s juror is Marisa Caichiolo, an artist and curator who holds a PhD in art history and psychology.

Cruise at the Beach

Every Friday: June 18 through August 27, 2021

Cruise at the Beach is BACK at the Redondo Marina this summer!

Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night from 3 to 6:30 p.m. from June through August and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Marina parking lot.

Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. A favorite with local car enthusiasts, this popular event has grown tremendously over the years and features vintage and classic cars from all over Southern California.

Sunsational Sandcastles: A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest

June 8 – July 6, 2021

The Roundhouse Aquarium will host Sunsational Sandcastles to celebrate World Oceans Day starting June 8.

Sunsational Sandcastles is a sandcastle building contest that invites people from across the United States and around the world to join a summer fun contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to.

Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on July 9th. You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!

Project Barley

424-263-5349
2308 Pacific Coast Highway
Lomita, CA 90717
https://projectbarley.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jackie says: While Project Barley is a brewery, it’s roots are in music – Partner Brent Reger plays in local band Barley! The partners’ plan revolved around live music, hand-making small batch beer, and focusing on keeping it local and in the tap room. Project Barley offers live music several nights a week. Check out the Facebook page for updates.

South Bay by Jackie.com COVID-19 Website Announcement

March 15, 2020

For the last ten years, South Bay by Jackie.com has kept the community informed of all the incredible leisure activities and special events taking place in our seaside bubble.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re temporarily switching gears to act as a clearing house for hyper-local news. We’re receiving COVID-19 updates and information from multiple, reliable sources. In order to distribute all of this information in a timely manner, we’re posting announcements to the Daily Blog page as we receive them.

MBAC Exhibition: Mare Vitalis

January 17 – March 22, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) presents the Opening Reception: Mare Vitalis on Friday, January 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The importance of the sea in maritime communities is evident in the work of three painters: Alex Weinstein, Wendy Stillman, and Marlene Yamada. Their work spans from abstract to representational, and the idea of ocean is represented through specific cultural references, philosophical theories about nature and beauty, and the physicality and motion of water.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome!

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.citymb.info/departments/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/exhibitions.

Habitat California – Flora & Fauna

February 8 – April 18, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents Habitat California: Flora & Fauna February 8 through April 18.

Habitat California: Flora & Fauna is an invitational and juried exhibition featuring the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they inhabit. The exhibition presents over 80 works of art in wide-ranging styles and media, including plein air landscape paintings, botanical drawings, and sculpture as well as video and internet art. Topics include:

* Continuing the California Landscape and California Impressionist traditions
* The intersections of urban, suburban, and wildlife habitats
* The effects of climate change on wildlife and botanical habitat and species
* Explorations in new media featuring California flora and fauna and their ecosystems

Contemporary works will be accompanied by historic botanicals and paintings by noted California artists. The Juror is Tulsa Kinney, editor and co-founder of Artillery, a contemporary art magazine based in Los Angeles established in 2006.

ESMoA Experience #45: STARDUST

February 13 – May 16, 2020

El Segundo Museum of Art presents Experience #45: STARDUST, opening on Thursday, February 13 at 1 p.m. and running through Saturday, May 16, 2020.

The new Experience 45: STARDUST will explore the different pathways of thinking. Art is a state of mind. Artworks are able to prime and inspire your brain activity. They can wake you up, where intuition has put you to sleep. Through STARDUST the visitor will experience the underlying laws of creative thinking. STARDUST is a backstage pass to the world of artistic stimulation and a showcase of the power of an artist collective.

The ESMoA Experience Award recipient for STARDUST is Rachel Reid, a Los Angeles based artist, transforming stardust into a sequence of ceramic variations.

As always, admission is FREE!

Seniors Art Group

February 15 – March 21, 2020

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are again offering the Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from February 15 through March 21 at the Manhattan Beach Community Church Assembly Hall Building.

This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials.

Redondo Beach Library Activities for March *CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 13, 2020*

March 1 – 31, 2020

The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more!

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675

Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677

For additional information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

Check out the March Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

The Winter Show @ PVAC

December 6 – January 18, 2020

The Palos Verdes Art Center presents The Winter Show opening December 6 and running through January 18.

The Winter Show is a juried, all-media exhibition hosted by and open for submission only to members of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s eight active artists’ groups: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, The Artist’s Studio, and Third Dimension.

The People’s Choice Award of $200, will be chosen by popular ballot during the opening reception on December 6. The winner will be announced in the Main Gallery at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments provided by The Circle.

Pastel Society Members Exhibition

November 9 – 23, 2019

The Pastel Society of Southern California hosts the annual Members Exhibition November 9 through November 23 at Riviera UMC.

The show features paintings by nationally recognized pastel artists, as well as local PSSC members from the South Bay and the greater Southern California area. There are nearly 50 high quality framed artworks on display, all of which are available for purchase.

“The PSSC was founded in 2009 by a dozen dedicated artists,” said President Otto Sturcke, “And now features MORE THAN 200 members with the goal to educate and illuminate the magic of pastel painting.” The PSSC is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

ESMoA Experience #43: PLANT

October 24, 2019 – January 25, 2020

ESMoA is excited to present Experience 43: PLANT opening on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and running through January 25, 2020.

PLANT invites visitors to peek inside the studio of Amely Spoetzl, as well as explore her artworks, urban interventions, photographs, drawings, sculptures and more. Photographs of her artworks are created in collaboration with Bernd Zoellner.

The Experience will include an interactive component Thicket, where the visitor can actively contribute to its formation using drawing tools created by the artist.

The ESMoA Experience Award recipient for PLANT is Jasmine Nyende, a LA-based new media artist, whose work includes poetry, fiber art and experimental performance.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

September 13 – November 30, 2019

The South Coast Botanic Garden hosts The Great Pumpkin Hunt daily through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate autumn with this perfect fall excursion in the Garden! Search for pumpkins while enjoying the Garden’s 87 acres. This annual tradition will have you exploring picturesque areas of the Garden in search of hidden pumpkins leading you to the unexpected. Bring your cameras and cell phones for plenty of fall photo opportunities along the way. Walking shoes, sunscreen and water bottles recommended. The hunt is family-friendly, imaginative, adventurous, and will require some hiking through the nature trails.

Admission is free for Members. For nonmembers, the event is included with General Garden Admission. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.